Unique Awards 2022

Unique Awards 2022

Unique Library

2022 Library Awards

Honoring Libraries for Exceptional Community Impact

Defender of the Collection

Honoring libraries that have recovered a high volume of overdue materials in the past 36 months to defend public assets and ensure availability of useful and critical materials for all patrons.

Every year Unique recognizes top libraries in their region and size categories for outstanding service to their patron base. This year we saw circulation return to near pre-pandemic levels, which means that maintaining and protecting collections is as important as ever. We wanted to recognize a few top-performing libraries that are maximizing both their investment in their collections, but also in their Material Recovery subscriptions to Unique.

2022 Award Winners

East Region

Overall Winner

Charleston County Public Library (SC)
David A Howe Public Library (NY)

Midwest Region

Overall Winners

Columbus Metropolitan Library (OH)
Avon Lake (OH)

South Region

Overall Winners

Jacksonville Public Library (FL)
Austin Memorial Library (TX)

West Region

Overall Winners

Las Vegas-Clark County Library District (NV)
Show Low Public Library (Show Low, AZ)

Honorable Mention

Carroll County Public Library (MD)
Public Library of Henrico County (VA)
Chester County Library System (PA)
David A Howe Public Library (NY)
Guernsey Memorial Library (NY)
Calvert Library (MD)

Honorable Mention

Twinsburg Public Library (OH)
Westlake Porter Public Library (OH)
Poudre River Public Library District (CO)
New Carlisle Public Library (OH)
North Kansas City Public Library (MO)
North Branch Township Library (MI)

Honorable Mention

Frisco Public Library (TX)
Sarasota County Library System (FL)
Brazoria County Library System (TX)
Dunedin Public Library (FL)
Mary Lib Saleh Euless Public Library (TX)
Midland County Public Libraries (TX)

Honorable Mention

Palo Alto City Library (Palo Alto, CA)
Fort Vancouver Regional Library (WA)
Solano County Library (CA)
Pinetop-Lakeside Public Library (AZ)
Cook Memorial Library (OR)
Lebanon Public Library (OR)

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